Kobe Bryant jerseys are selling out, shooting up NBA’s best-selling jersey list posthumously

Fans of Kobe Bryant are mourning the loss of their basketball idol and are struggling to locate any of his NBA jerseys in the wake of Bryant’s unexpected passing a couple days ago.

As of the publication of this article, there were no Kobe’s Los Angeles Lakers Purple and Gold jersey in stock at NBAStore.com, the league’s official website for ordering NBA merchandise. CBS News reports that the NBA’s flagship store didn’t have much in way of Kobe Bryant inventory in-store either:

There were slim pickings on Monday afternoon at the league’s flagship New York store in Manhattan. Some customers had visited the store hoping to buy a jersey, but said they had been told none were left. 

Kobe’s death was unexpected, so no one was prepared for the demand. There isn’t much Kobe gear to be found online. anywhere.

Fans Buying Up Kobe Bryant Jerseys

Often when a legendary musician passes away, album sales and streams of their music shoot up the charts. This is no different and  shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as Bryant. Kobe was often considered this generation’s Michael Jordan – that one iconic player that many NBA players in their 20’s and 30’s grew up looking up to. During his playing days, Bryant led the league in the number of jerseys sold a record six times.

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Considering Kobe Bryant’s stature in the league, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch that the Mamba’s Laker jerseys rose to the top of the charts and became the league’s best-selling jersey of the season.

That would mean Bryant’s #24 and #8 jerseys would overtake LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo to become the first time a non-active player has appeared in the league’s official list of NBA’s best-selling jerseys, and would be a record seventh time that Bryant sat on top of the annual list published out by NBAStore.com.

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